As I’ve been typesetting the librettos for my three stage musicals, I’ve been studying the various libretto formats used by other writers and publishers. And I believe I’ve developed the best format possible.
“[Jerome Robbins] worked best when it was all instinct [but didn’t trust] his instinct. His infernal second-guessing—an aesthetic integrity that had him tossing out thrilling ideas in search of even better, truer ones—could get maddening, irrational.” That describes me perfectly.
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